TIPS FROM FLORIDA FISH & WILDLIFE ON KEEPING YOU PET SAFE AROUND CROCODILES
- Do not allow pets to swim, exercise, or drink in water that may contain crocodiles as they closely resemble natural prey items of crocodiles.
- Always keep pets at a safe distance from the water.
- Use fencing or other barriers to separate your pets and family from crocodiles.
- Leave crocodiles alone. State and federal law prohibits killing, harassing or possessing crocodiles.
- When observing or photographing crocodiles, always keep a safe distance from them.
- Never feed crocodiles – it is illegal. When fed, crocodiles may become used to people and may be more likely to become a nuisance. Inform others that feeding crocodiles is illegal and can create problems for people recreating in or near the water.
- Dispose of fish scraps only in designated waste containers. Discarding scraps in the water may attract crocodiles.
- Feeding other aquatic wildlife such as ducks, fish and turtles also can attract crocodiles by attracting potential prey animals.